Here at Forest Flooring, we’re always looking for great ways to communicate with our customers. So, we have good news: we’ve joined the blogosphere! Look out for regular monthly blogs from us, full of useful information, hints and tips about everything to do with flooring and carpets.
We know that flooring can be an investment, so you want to get it right.
From advice about which colours to choose when you’re thinking about a new carpet, some super-useful tips about wooden floors, through to how best to look after Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT), there’s everything you need in one place.
To be fair, we thought it was about time that we started putting all our years of experience to use for the people who matter to us the most: you – our customers. Get in touch if you have any questions about our products, we’re happy to help.
A Message to Our Customers
At the time of writing, it looks like we’re slowly coming out of the worst of the pandemic.
We’re aware that new Covid cases are still high, but we’re pleased that the vaccine roll-out appears to be doing its job magnificently. Thankfully, hospital admissions are much lower than they were.
However, if you, or someone close to you has been affected by Covid-19, we’d like to pass our best wishes to you. And, if you’ve lost a loved one, please accept our heartfelt condolences. Without a doubt, this has been a terrible time for so many of us.
How Has Covid Affected Forest Flooring?
A lot, but thankfully only for a short period of time – is the really honest answer.
When lockdown came, we closed.
In fact, we shut our doors for 3 long months. The whole supply chain closed down. During that time, we carried out 3 previously booked fittings which, happily for all concerned were in empty properties, and therefore relatively low risk.
We re-opened when we could, in the late spring/early summer with ultra-strict Covid precautions. Putting our customers at risk was of course a complete no-no (and that’s still the case), so we armed ourselves on every job with masks, sanitizers, and took care to follow the 2-metre social distancing rule.
(By the way, we still follow these rules and will continue to do so for the time being.)
The second major lockdown came as no surprise; fittings continued, and we carried on trading, although at a slightly lower level. Again, not so much of a surprise.
And now, in July 2021, business is brisk; just the way we like it.
Our business remains solid, and of course, we’re open from Monday to Friday 9.00am until 4.00pm and on Saturdays from 9.00am until 1pm for you to drop in to see us.
Your Home, Your Castle, Your Sanctuary
You may have been working from home for the last 16 months or so. Perhaps even furloughed. Sounds great, but were you a bit bored? In any case, we’ve all been spending more time behind closed doors, making the most of our forced domesticity.
Believe it or not, the pandemic has influenced interior design trends in 2021.
We’ve had to adapt and change the way we live and work; there’s been a knock-on effect that’s been shaping how we decorate our homes, too. Your house isn’t just where you live any more. It’s your office, your gym, where you home-school (well done on that one, if you were one of those stressed parents), where you care for your family and where, if you’re lucky, you can relax at the end of a busy day.
We need adaptable, flexible spaces. Not to mention our health, wellbeing and in particular, our mental health being at the top of our priority list.
Flooring for a New Look and Feel
Good, welcoming spaces can create good spaces in our heads.
So, you may want to think about a luxury new woollen carpet. Imagine padding around the house bare feet with a lovely, soft natural substance underfoot. We want to say “squidgy” here. And, for your bathroom or kitchen why not have a look at our amazing LVT range.
Whilst you’ve not been out socialising, you may have accrued some extra funds in your bank account for just this purpose. Worth thinking about.
If you’ve decided that after a tough year, the kitchen deserves a spruce up with either solid or engineered wooden flooring, you will most definitely not regret your choice. Wood is incredibly beautiful. Stunning, in fact, its natural patterns adding to the charm of bringing the outside in. A new wooden floor could make an incredible difference to the heart of your home.
Think about having your first post-Covid dinner party and you could show off your amazing new floor. What a pleasure. We’re just leaving this one here, OK?
Advice You Can Trust
Here a Forest Flooring, we know a lot about, well – floors. What we’re saying is, do ask us for advice. This is a considered purchase, so you’ll want to get it right first time. Our MD, Darren Anderson used to be a carpet fitter and in fact, he still likes to be as hands-on as possible. Darren has a forensic knowledge about our range and can find the right product for you at the best price.
Look out for next month’s blog. We’re pleased to be nearly back to normal, and we’re here if you’d like to get in touch.